Regional YMCA Complex Needs project
6 month post
£45,753 (£22,876.50 for fixed term contract of 6 months)
Recruiting for a full time position, however, for this role we have a flexible approach with regards to working hours so would also welcome applications for part time hours (possible job share)
Start date: ASAP
We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist (equivalent to NHS band 8a) to join our regional YMCA complex needs project for a period or 6 months. Shine is a Big lottery funded project being delivered across six YMCAs in the east and west midlands and is being coordinated by Leicester YMCA. It is funded to provide intensive, wraparound support to young people with complex needs living in YMCA supported accommodation. The primary aims of the project are to create better access to accommodation for young people aged 16 to 25 with complex needs, increase staff understanding of, and response to complex needs and underpin a programme of cultural & organisational change.
The partnership has been in progress since January 2019 and has seen the introduction of Complex Needs Workers (Shine Workers) at six YMCA accommodation services who work intensively with young people aged 16 to 25 years experiencing complex needs based on the following definition:
Complex needs (sometimes referred to as ‘multiple needs’ ‘chronic exclusion’ or severe and multiple disadvantages’) is when a person experiences a combination of three or more of the following needs and are estranged from services and support due to those co-occurring needs.
- Homelessness (or at a high risk of becoming homeless)
- Substance Misuse
- Offending Behaviours
- Learning Disability
- Physical Disability
- Attachment difficulties
- Poor mental health
Leicester YMCA has been successful in securing emergency COVID relief funding from the National Lottery and DCMS to enhance our service offer and respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the mental wellbeing of young people. We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to provide clinical oversight to the project. The successful candidate will provide clinical guidance to Shine Workers and frontline staff enabling those with the best relationships with young people to be able to deliver more therapeutic based support, offer organisational guidance to CEOs and senior managers, help broker relationships with local mental health services, devise and deliver training to frontline staff and where required, provide an immediate response to crises where local services cannot meet need.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently and be willing to travel across the East and West Midlands. You must hold a recognised Psychology, Systemic psychotherapy or equivalent qualification to doctorate level (with current professional registration) and have a minimum two years post qualifying experience in working with adolescents and young adults with complex needs. You must have Clinical Supervision training and/or experience of supervising staff in specialist roles.
Due to the nature of the emergency funding we are seeking an individual who is able to start in post asap.
If you would like an informal chat about the role before applying please contact Project Coordinator; Hannah Deignan on 07917656361.